PHX Countdown to Halloween: Night #8: Scary Movies

The Exorcist screens Saturday as part of the Coolidge's12th Annual Horror Marathon

And on the 8th day of Halloween, the dark lords gave to me...a bunch of scary movies and horror marathons screening in town this week in honor of the holiday. From old school thrillers to classic monster movies to all-out gorefests, we've got your bloodthirst for freaky flicks covered right here. (Or, you know, you could catch one of the many scary movies in theaters right now. We reccomend Sinister or Frankenweenie. House at the End of the Street and Paranormal Activity not so much.)

RIFFTRAX LIVE: BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR | Screening of the 2008 indie horror comedy parody about the title horror | Thursday, October 25 @ 8 pm at Regal Fenway | 617.424.6266

SHUDDER FEST 2012 | The good people of All Things Horror presents this curated marathon of mostly schlocky horror features and shorts including American Mary, Murder University, I am a Ghost, and more | Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 @ 7 pm at the Somerville Theatre | $10 | 617.625.5700

 "THE COOLIDGE'S 12TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE MARATHON" | Better be in it for the lonh-haul at this twelve-hour marathon with screenings of The Exorcist and The Thing (other movies to be revealed the night of), live music by Allston metal band Dream Warrior, performance by the Betsi Feathers Burlesque Troupe, a costume contest, and more | Saturday, October 27 @ midnight at the Coolidge | $20 entire marathon; $15 double feature (The Exorcist and The Thing only) | 617.734.2500

 "HAUNTED HOUSE OF PANCAKES" | The fifth edition of the International Pancake Festival is a Halloween-themed one, with all short films and videos not only dedicated to flapjacks but to all things spooky as well. Admission includes a complimentary stack of pancakes. | Tuesday, October  30 @ 7 pm at the Brattle | $5 | 617.876.6837

And don't forget to check out our full Halloween listings -- parties, shows, costume pub crawls, themed dinners, dance nights, and more-- at


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